17 Aug “Rethinking the Dates of the New Testament”: Forthcoming Monograph by Jonathan Bernier
Rethinking the Dates of the New Testament
The Evidence for Early Composition
by: Jonathan Bernier
This paradigm-shifting study is the first book-length investigation into the compositional dates of the New Testament to be published in over 40 years. It argues that, with the notable exception of the undisputed Pauline Epistles, most New Testament texts were composed 20 to 30 years earlier than is typically supposed by contemporary biblical scholars. What emerges is a revised view of how quickly early Christians produced what became the seminal texts for their new movement.